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elara22

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Will all the avocado lovers please stand up.

i wish I could 'like' all the comments. I love avocados, i will peel off the skin and eat it w/a spoon plain. SOO good

Spice Hunting: Chewy Drinks with Basil Seed

There's an indian drink called Falooda it has these in it I think - one of my biggest guilty pleasures.. so good!

Garden Warfare- MINT!

mint chutney (mint, coriander, lemon, hot peppers, salt, garlic - blend)
mojitos!
tea (mint, chai, etc.)

if you grow strawberries- they'll grow like weeds too. our side yard is covered w/mint + strawberries

Indian Sev - Good Snacking?

be careful bc they're fried. its chickpea flour with salt, a pinch of baking soda squeezed, and deep fried. so its not too healthy and sometimes loaded w/sodium

Serious Heat: 15 Ways to Use Hatch Chiles

dont forget vegetable pakoras w/peppers.. spicy + yummy (not to mention not too healthy) but one of my favs!

Authentic Sangria in Brooklyn/Manhattan

if you get a chance to go to nj.. just hop on the path to newark, go behind penn station on ferry st. you'll be in the ironbound section of newark.. amazing portuguese food and great sangria!

Jain religious restrictions

the way i've learned and been brought up.. its a totally different religion, the 'founders' were cousins is about it.. both have the same underlying principals (non violence, reincarnation, absolute heaven) but different paths of acheiving it..(jainism- abstinence & buddhism - pleasure) i'd look it up more.. i dont feel comfortable going into religion on a food website, we're all so diverse it's great!

Jain religious restrictions

I guess I should include some background onto this post. I was extremely hesitant about posting it knowing some may get offended or opinionated; that said, I am Jain, born and raised Jain here in the US.

Jainism is NOT a sect of hinduism, however has many similar qualities since our cultures are so intertwined.

@chris gregory: i appreciate your concern. there is a holy holiday, where we try our hardest to live our ideals (as we should be everyday) and those restrictions I had listed above are some of the restrictions(there are many others but are not food related).

Thanks for the feedback and great resources.

Best City for Vegetarian Food

gujarat, India - most of the indian people there are veg.

School Lunch in India

hey! that brownish stuff is actually really good! it looks like my lunch for today (leftovers from dinner last night).

My little 2 a.m. food excursion... were did I eat ??

enough stops to please everyone-
mamoun's falafel
kati roll
mac bar
chicken + rice
platters

One year anniversary dinner

ive always liked sea thai, but i dont often eat in brooklyn, its one of the few places i know about.

Brunch In Manhattan

I went to 5 points. the food was so great!, The lemon ricotta pancakes were devoured, I hate eggs and I ended up eating some of the eggs rancheros, their polenta was done very well!

not to mention they had wonderful service!

Would You Impose Your Dietary Restrictions at Your Wedding?

a lot of our family weddings are purely veg. and sometimes strict a jain menu. It's not out of the ordinary. At times, it's a dry wedding(no alcohol), mostly out of respect for those in our family (mostly elders - parents, grandparents) that are very religious (hindu/jain) It's not surprising in the indian culture at least, even here in the US.

What's your favorite type of microwavable popcorn?

@lexophile: it's pretty easy.. i just put kernels in a brown bag, fold the the opening so it doesn't open when its popping. wait like you would for a commercial microwaveable popcorn bag. and you can re-use the brown bag (unless ofcourse you burn the bag haha) then after its done popping i put on salt and cayenne pepper and sometimes black pepper, but thats what i like to eat on it.

What's your favorite type of microwavable popcorn?

i started to take regular kernels and just put them in a brown bag + microwave. it's plain, but its healthy and you can put in whatever you want

Serious Exercise for Serious Eaters

i work out as much as i can.. as much as i am a 'serious eater' i try (keyword try) to work out as much as i can

Non-Degrading Tea Ball?

there's one from oxo. looks like an acorn. its what i use, while it is metalic the rest is rubber. and it has a little peice attached to it that you can sit it when you take it out of your mug so you dont get your table dirty. they also have tea sticks which looked nice but were more pricey.

Trouble Clicking on Favorites in Photograzing

im having the same problem in IE but not in firefox, although my firefox doesnt have a plug in so it crashes all the time

Poll: How Do You Eat Your Watermelon?

perhaps its gross.. but i like eating the seeds.. not a fan of seedless watermelon

Popcorn in the office--What's for dinner?

funny you say that, bc i did just make popcorn and burn it in the office. the popcorn wasnt fully popped yet, our microwaves are just very very strong.

Any tips for Grilling Corn?

I like to peel the husk down to one or two laters, and let it steam and hten the husk burns off.

in our fam, we take slices of lemon/lime and dip them in salt + chili powder then rub it onto the corn and eat it that way.. yummm!